From the Set Boys Rock!
Meet the best players and most successful stars in the world's most popular game! Along with international big names, this book features top U.S. players, too!
- CHAPTER 1 World Champs!
- CHAPTER 2 Superstars of Europe
- CHAPTER 3 A Big World of Soccer
- Find Out More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.4|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from School Library Journal on February 1, 2007
These appealing introductory titles will captivate beginning and reluctant readers. Soccer highlights the skills of some of the world’s best players and emphasizes the growing popularity of the sport around the globe. Spider describes the habits and habitats of both poisonous and nonpoisonous species. UFO explores the question of whether or not we’re alone in the universe and scientists’ search for life outside our solar system. The fourth book explains how a comic book is made, from initial script through storyboards and the inking of the illustrations, through the final lettering of speech balloons. The fifth title examines sharks and why they attack and includes information on how to stay safe in the ocean. These books all have three short, informative chapters written in a large font, with key words set in bold. Full-color photos on every spread help to break up the text so that readers are not overwhelmed by information. Captions provide insight into the fascinating pictures. Light bulb icons draw attention to sidebars, which provide related trivia and extend learning. ‘Find Out More’ sections reference other books as well as the publisher’s site, with a promise of safe, related links to the topic. The titles are perfect starters for readers not quite ready for the more comprehensive ‘Eyewitness’ series (DK). However, one can’t help but question the series title as the books will be equally appealing to both boys and girls.
Author: James Buckley Jr.
James Buckley, Jr., has written more than 60 sports books for young people, including more than a dozen on football, including Eyewitness Football, Eyewitness Super Bowl, and America's Greatest Game. The latter was a Library Journal Top 10 Sports Book for 1998. He has also written about baseball, hockey, soccer, the Olympics, and other sports. He was the editor of a children's magazine and was an editor and writer for Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing. He is currently editorial director of the Shoreline Publishing Group, which is producing the new series The Child's World of the NFL.